52 Commercial Road are a post rock group from London, England who began in 2003. They are currently signed to AFW records.
Formed in the bedrooms of five close friends, who at seventeen found they shared uncommon musical interests and influences. They began learning their craft together with an aim no greater than to seek comfort in each other’s company and make the music they longed to hear.
Eventually finding a more suitable home (literally) amongst London’s activist and squatting scene, they refined their creative instincts in the abandoned structures from where they eventually took their name. 52 Commercial Road signified much more than a place to them; a shared experience of youth, hedonism, freedom, the birth of close friendships and an existence outside of mainstream culture. It has come to define and represent a collective memory, of transience, home, identity and politicisation.